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#Occupy Tetrad: The Tent

The tent is one of the emerging symbols of the Occupy movement and for good reason. It’s the semi-permanent structure of the tent that symbolizes the greatest threat to figures of institutional authority. The notion that someone has claimed a … Continue reading

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Technics and #Occupations

I’ve been quite active in my conversation, sharing, and communication about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its counterparts around the world. As yet, I haven’t really given attention to them here, although I’ve wanted to. It was a difficult … Continue reading

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A Change Gonna Come

With apologies to Sam Cooke and the haunting song he wrote about the struggle for civil rights, a change gonna come. Let’s start with a video that’s gone viral in the last day or so (another sign that the change … Continue reading

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The Irony of Mr. Vernon

I’ve always been a big fan of the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. I think my enjoyment of the film largely comes from the fact that I was a high school student in 1985, and the sensibilities speak … Continue reading

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Dersu Uzala: Kurosawa’s Media Ecology

I alluded to Kurosawa’s Russian language film, Dersu Uzala, in my last post and thought it would be interesting to write a follow up on the director’s technological statement by highlighting the important contrast present in what may be his … Continue reading

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Village of the Watermills: Kurosawa’s Media Ecology

Akira Kurosawa is one of the most celebrated film directors of the 20th century, mainly for his ability to translate Japanese sensibilities to the international language of the medium. In Japan, there has always been a mix of celebration and … Continue reading

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Figure/Ground (Happy 100th Marshall!)

Marshall McLuhan was born on July 21st, 1911 in Edmonton, Aberta, Canada. This year marks the centennial celebration of his birth, although he died in 1980 at the far too young age of 69. In Canada, as you might imagine, … Continue reading

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